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Sep 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
campos, and i am the chair of the commission. we want to thank sfgtv staffer covering the meeting today. carolyn and jesse. madam clerk, please take roll- call. >> commissioner of a los, absent. supervisor campos, present. supervisor olague, present. chairperson schmeltzer, present. chairperson pimentel, present. we do have a quorum. supervisor campos: thank you very much. please call item number two. >> item two, approval of the lafco minutes from the june 15, 2012 special meeting. supervisor campos: colleagues, we have before us the minutes of the june 15, 2012 meeting. i like to open it up to any member of the public who would like to speak on this item. seeing none, public comment is closed. if we could please take a motion. motion by commissioner schmeltzer. second by commissioner olague de. we can take that without objection. madam clerk, please call item three. >> item 3, community choice aggregation activities report. status update on cleanpowersf program. and a status update on proceedings at the california public utilities commission. supervisor campos: i will turn it over to
Sep 4, 2012 3:30am PDT
ed-choice voting for local offices in the city and county of san francisco. supervisor campos: we have a presentation from jason fried. >> for brevity of time, i will skip over giving a full presentation. we've got comments back from the public and other folks better interested in this issue. we did do a little bit of an update in the report. you have the final version of the report in your packet for review. i did want to address a couple of the issues that were brought up at the last meeting to help address the questions that were asked. the first one was asked by commissioner pimentel:. it addresses the question of the curiosity, how many people were ranked one or two or three people on the ballot? using his numbers, although there was an error in one of his lines. the percent under the rank 3, they are often little bit. -- those are often little bit. all of the other numbers are pretty close to the correct number. most folks tend to put three people but not all people do. there was a question as well about it being able to rank more people like portland maine, does it. their s
Sep 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. that concludes my report. i'm happy to answer questions about anything in it. supervisor campos: commissioners, any questions for our executive director? seeing none, why don't we open up to public comment? anyone who like to speak on the executive director's report, please come forward. >> i have a number of issues. first and foremost, as i have requested before, the san francisco county transportation authority, we the people of san francisco would like to know how the present legislation in washington d.c. favors us or does not favor s. this is often times about a number of projects and we want to see how many of these projects to the republicans are democrats favor a sore adversely impact us? to come here and generally speak about something and say to save time or whatever -- we want to know because we pay a certain people to do their jobs and we want to know whether our representatives, highest level representatives really do us a favor or disfavor when it comes to transportation projects. this on van ness, we have been discussing the california pacific medical center. righ
Sep 29, 2012 10:30pm PDT
wiener? >> wiener, no. supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor campos, aye, president chiu, aye. >> i think supervisor kim, you have another amendment. >> city attorney. >> to the -- i'm sorry. >> john, deputy still attorney, i want to confirm what that amendment would say, so it's c-1 shall be a resident of district 6, c-2 shall be a resident of district 10, they should be of a city of no specific district, was that your intent? >> i'm okay with that but it was specific that i would like them to represent the area plan. it wasn't specific that they had to live in the area plan but they represent the two out of the three area plans. >> not necessarily. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> how will it work, if they own property is there not a financial conflict of interest on voting on any of those issues? >> mr. gib ner? >> that depends, there could be conflicts. >> to the maker on the motion, your thoughts on that? >> i did not ask that they had to reside in the air y plan but they are represent give because they've lived in the area. >> so, they don't have to live in the district? >> no, what
Sep 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
joining us, supervisor david campos. our court today is davclerk todd evans. any announcements? >> please make sure to silence also phones and electronic devices. any document should be said it to the clerk. items acted upon to there will appear on the august 21, 2012 board of supervisors meeting. >> will you call item number one, please. >> item 1, resolution determining the transfer of tight 48 on-sale liquor license from 2700-16 streak to 398- called street. supervisor wiener: thank you. in the opening remarks to the like to make? >> i do want to thank all of the members of the public for being here today. it is not always we get so many members of the public interested in a liquor license transfer. i do want to acknowledge the significance of the site, and i think that is why many of you are here today. previous to castro, western selma was considered a hub for the lgbt community, it even with this plan, it was one of the legacies and histories of identified to protect in this neighborhood. this was identified to be preserved in terms of the historical significance in the neighborhood
Sep 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
thank you for the work you have been doing. supervisor campos: next speaker. >> thank you, commissioners. i would like to thank the commissioners and staff on working to produce the reports. it will inform future discussions on how san francisco conducts its elections. i want to highlight three areas. for voter participation, the metric the report uses is not what most people understand asie effects of low turnout elections inevitable with any runoff system. as a result, the historical comparisons failed to fully reflect the voter turnout. for over vote rates, the so- called multi candidate rate is calculated in a way that is not camp broke -- comparable. those contests have high rates of under the votes, which are being used to inflate the denominator and reduce the rate reported. a comparable calculation would double the rate and should be included in the report as an alternative to what is there already. finally, the report provides a brief discussion of exhausted ballots. but only for ranked-choice voting. they should be done also for exhaustive votes if the topic is i
Sep 10, 2012 3:30am PDT
for the final point. it is always something we could do as a supplemental later on. supervisor campos: in terms of the point that mr. fried was making and you were talking about jurisdictions where they have elections that are tied to statewide offices, do you have any response to that? >> new york city, for example, has september elections and even years and odd years. the election for mayor, for example, there are no federal elections on the ballot. in minnesota, they use september elections in odd years. it seems to me including those is comparing apples to apples. in terms of the state primary, all i was suggesting was using the most recent 2012 data because you are already using state primary. you already have said in the report. it stopped at 2010. including 2012, it would make sense. it is the most recent data. you already have a category for statewide primaries. you include the u.s. senate, the governor, and those races. >> we use the primary only as an example. there is nowhere else i use the primary information in our report for -- i never looked out over votes in primaries
Sep 3, 2012 5:37am PDT
other races. you will see these numbers are far higher than they are in contests. supervisor campos: that is a good point. >> what i have struggled with as i have been looking at this on that very item, you have a different electorate and the primary and a different elector it in the general. you cannot guarantee that someone who showed up in the primary, there is no way to go back. as someone moves or leaves, they are removed from the system. i cannot go back and analyze how they voted five years ago. you could try to come up with a way, but i struggled with that. there is no way to know but people showed up. if you had 100,000 people show up in june and you had 200,000 people show up in november, you do not know how many of those 100,000 people did not show up in november. i cannot find a good way to do it when i was being cast -- as i was being fair to the numbers. supervisor campos: from my perspective, it is helpful for us to get the information that staff has compiled to the relevant agencies. it is something that can form this discussion. i also know that there may be some ad
Sep 3, 2012 5:07am PDT
-- i do not have much there that is very exciting. supervisor campos: i knelow commissioner shmeltzer had a question. commissioner shmeltzer: it was put together to review documents that were to be produced for the program by of local power. the last three or four meetings have been canceled. my understanding is there has been no work product submitted in several months. could you clarify that? >> the next set of deliverable that are due from local power on their time line is a financial model that would demonstrate the cost effectiveness of the various types of programs and proposals they think could help the program achieved local bailout and better economics. we have not seen any deliverable in three months. that is the reason the meetings have been cancelled. the various groups have been clear that without something to discuss, they did not want to just meet. commissioner shmeltzer: there are quite a few people from a pretty diverse bunch of organizations, nonprofits and other government entities, and i know your office did a lot of work to schedule and coordinate people amongst a
Sep 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. i am jane kim. i am joined by supervisor mar ferrell and supervisor campos. also joined by one of the co- sponsors of our first item, supervisor scott wiener. are there any announcements? >> please make sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices. make documents included as part of the file. these will appear on the july 24 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. supervisor kim: thank you. item number 1. >> charter amendment to amend the charter of thisqcity and county of san francisco by adding a section 16.110 to create a san francisco housing trust fund by setting aside general fund revenues beginning in fiscal year 2013-2014 and ending in fiscal year 2042-2043 to create, acquire, and ribble it affordable housing and promote affordable homeownership programs in the city. and lower and stabilize the backs of affordable housing regulatory imposition of a private residence projects and to authorize the development of up to 30,000 affordable rental units in the city under article 34 of the california constitution. supervisor kim: thank you. we spoke about th
Sep 16, 2012 1:30am PDT
offices of supervisor campos, wiener and olague but i want to say i truly, truly appreciate all of your applications. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: similarly i want to echo everyone a real big thanks for coming out today. i think the enormous outpouring of applicants is a real testament to the enthusiasm for this and i specifically want to commend my fellow supervisors wiener and campos and olague for being the impetus for being behind this task force. it's obviously something long time overdue and look forward to working with everyone here. i want to make sure i thank everyone for coming out today and whoever does get selected know you will be carrying the torch for a lot of people as well. >> chair kim: supervisor campos. >> co-chair campos: thank you, madam chair. you know, i do sort of see this task force as -- to use a term in basketball, it is sort of a dream teadream team in terms ofe people who will be, on behalf of the city, talking about and strategizing about the future of the aging lgbt community. it is very impressive roster, and as i indicated at the outset of
Sep 9, 2012 1:30am PDT
the names that you have just mentioned, as part of that motion. supervisor campos. >> co-chair campos: so i have a couple of other names. and again, in retrospect, maybe we should have made a committee of 25. i don't know. but i certainly would add to the list kaushik roy of shanti. i would add that name. and also michelle alcedo. >> chair kim: two more names, i think we're actually getting close to 15 and i have to count. but i'd like to add into the consideration scott hits you cana. we don't necessarily appointed this many people at a time. usually we do staggered terms but because this is a creation of a new task force that makes it a little more challenging. >> i think i have 15. >> chair kim: yeah. so we do have 15 applicants before us, currently. and i'm comfortable with this group. i think it represents a diversity in the lgbt community. it looks like it can be a consensus motion moving forward. i do want to say, and i'm sure my colleagues would like to speak as well. i think this is an incredibly hard choice and part of the consideration is not just your experience but
Sep 20, 2012 2:00pm PDT
from committee members. supervisor campos. >> co-chair campos: thank you, commissioner, for your willingness to continue to serve and for the work that you've already done. i will be very happy to support your reappointment. i did -- i had a couple of questions that i'm going to ask each one of the nominees because i think it's important for us to continue to have these discussions. again, i'm happy that you're being reappointed. one of the issues that's come up, during the discussion of the prop "f" campaign, and questions that are on hetch hetchy, is the issue of water recycling. and we know that san francisco, the puc, has led this effort, has done a great job in terms of water conservation. but clearly more needs to be done so that we are recycling our water. i'm wondering if you can comment on that issue, and your willingness and commitment to work with puc, going forward with our new general manager, who is here in the audience. thank you, mr. kelly, for being here. i'm wondering if you can comment on that. >> certainly. i'll be happy to. we're all very aware of that. and c
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
customers. and that is it for me, mr. president. thank you. >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you. i want to first of all thank all my colleagues for all their comments today. it has been, i think for me, as a member of this board, great to see the level of the -- the substantive level of discussion here, and the fact is that we, as a body, could have differences of opinion but i think that whatever happens here has been enriched by the substance of the discussion. and with respect to the amendments, i want to associate myself with the comment that supervisor cohen, who i think put it extremely well. i appreciate the intent of the first two of the amendments that were presented by supervisor chu and farrell with respect to pages 5 and 16, but i will be voting against those two amendments for the reasons that mr. harrington outlined, out of deference to him, and in their estimation their ability to make sure that this program is successful, i will respectfully oppose the first two of the amendments introduced by my colleagues. and with respect to th
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm PDT
campos, aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those resolutions are adopted and ordinances passed on the first reading. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 11 is an ordinance amending the police code to modify and eliminate other certain requirements for secondhand and antique dealers setting the permit application fee at $200. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: colleagues i have a typographical correction that i need to correct by way of amendment. i provided those to the clerk. i don't know if they've been distributed yet to the board, but they are purely typographical. >> president chiu: mr. clerk, have they been circulated? >> supervisor wiener: my apologies. it's one coming up shortly. please disregard my statement. >> president chiu: colleagues, with regards to item no. 11, could we do this same house, same call? without objection this ordinance is finally passed. item 12. >> clerk calvillo: item 12, ordinance amending the administrative code to authorize the airports commission to enter into leases with entities providing aviation support serv
Sep 19, 2012 7:30am PDT
. >> president chiu: two weeks to october 2. is there a second to that motion? seconded by supervisor campos. let me open it up to public comment. any members of the public that wish to speak on this item or to the motion to continue? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, can we take the motion to continue this item for two weeks without objection? october 2 that shall be the case. why don't we now move to item 18. >> clerk calvillo: item 18, resolution authorizing the public utilities commission to accept and expend department of water resources administered grant in the amount of approximately $2.1 million for the implementation of the harding park recycled water project. >> president chiu: roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: resolution is adopted. item 19. >> clerk calvil
Sep 22, 2012 8:00am PDT
continue. >> clerk calvillo: i have recorded it was supervisor campos who seconded the motion. >> supervisor avalos: that's fine. >> president chiu: supervisor olague made the motion seconded by supervisor campos. supervisor his campos. >> supervisor campos: i seconded the motion as a courtesy to my colleague. i don't know if there's a need for a continuance. my understanding is that -- normally, when you want a continuance along those lines, you want to make sure that you talk to the author of it. and so i wanted to, you know, out of deference second the motion. but i'm not convinced that there is a need to continue it. >> president chiu: supervisor campos, are you withdrawing your second? you'll keep your second. okay. supervisor olague. >> supervisor olague: out of respect for the market octavia committee, are i wanted to respect their request for additional information. i'm familiar with planning department's work product and how much time they take but mta i'm not. it's not that it's not well thought out but i'm not familiar with their capacity at this time. i'm happy wit
Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
reasons i stated before, that's why i made the motion. >> supervisor campos. any further discussion? why don't we take a roll call vote on the motion to continue. >> clerk calvillo: that's one week to september 25. >> president chiu: that is correct. motion to continue to the 25th, yes. >> clerk calvillo: president chiu, no. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, no. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, no. supervisor mar, no. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, no. >> clerk calvillo: there are four ayes and seven nos. >> president chiu: motion to continue fails. and unless there's any discussion, why don't we -- supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i just wanted to state that in terms of what appears to be just the only dispute is in the first two, the third amendment, plus supervisor kim's amendment appear to be uncontroversial, in terms of the disputed amendments, i will not be supporting them because i do not believe that i have enough information to -- given how quickly this has all unfolded
Sep 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
residents in district 2 and for all representatives in san francis san francisco. supervisor campos, i too trust in ed harrington, his qualifications are impeccable but i want concrete numbers if i'm going to vote on nothing, or use that to vote on something and the fact is we have no numbers in front of us, they've never been presented to us, and to articulate that creating local power is a biproduct of this is a fallacy. i think when people articulate that and tell other folks that is part of what we're voting on today, that is untrue. i appreciate the fact that people have differences of opinion about how it may or may not be financed in the future but it is not on the table today and should not be articulated as such. i appreciate people's comments. to me it's a concept of choice. i think having an opt-out program for the residents is absolutely the wrong approach. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. you know, i have to say the opt-out-opt-out issue -- and this is not in any way a criticism of anyone because there's been a lot of stuff that's been hap
Sep 22, 2012 2:30pm PDT
forward on the recycling. >> co-chair campos: i appreciate that. the other -- i have two more questions that again i will be asking each individual, is on the issue of community choice aggregation. as you know there was an historic vote that took place on tuesday. and one of the question -- one of the things that needs to happen is that the item will have to come back at some point to the san francisco public utilities commission. so i'm wondering if you can talk a little bit about your commitment to make sure that, as a commission, you're doing everything that you need to do to make sure that that program, going forward, is properly implemented. >> well, one of the few commissioners that have been working on this for eight years, it's almost like giving birth. finally, it has come, and it's been a lot of hard work. i do think that there are supervisors that do have some issues. and i think that we have to try to work through those. i am fully committed to it. and i think, though, to be very honest with you, i think we have to choose the participants, the initial participants
Sep 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
never. >> supervisor campos: and that's the question. i mean so i do have a question about the wording though. in your report, it says that there is a little likelihood of these areas representing a health risk. in terms of definition of likelihood, what is that definition? i mean what percentage, what... >> it would be difficult to quantitative. again, me being a scientist, that's how we speak. we don't look at things in black and white but in continuum of probability and such. so when i say little likelihood again i can't assign a probability to it but certainly no more so than -- like i say i think what we already know out there is the low-hanging fruit. i don't see these additional areas, you know, for whatever quantification you want to assign to what we've encountered and assessed out there, i don't see these additional areas presenting any risk, certainly not any greater than that. >> supervisor campos: would likelihood be like 40%? is that lower? >> lower. >> supervisor campos: 20? >> if you're going to hold me to a number, we're talking about likelihood of a public hea
Sep 22, 2012 2:00pm PDT
by vice chair supervisor farrell and supervisor campos and our clerk is linda wong. we would like to recognize the staff at sfgtv, and we want to acknowledge jesse and carolyn. i know there are a number of people here. thank you so much for being here. we will try to move through the agenda as quickly as we can. madam clerk, can you please call item 1. >> linda wong: item 1, hearing to consider appointing eight members, terms to be determined to the wage task force. there are eight seats and nine applicants. >> chair kim: thank you. i will call up the applicants in the order that you are listed on the agenda. because we have nine applicants and a number of agenda items, i am going to ask you to limit your comments to two minutes. i will be calling up ace wiseman and charlotte noss. come up. ask you to speak about your work experience and skill set as relates to the position that you are applying to and maybe some of the areas you would like to prioritize during your term on the task force. thank you. >> hi. my name is ace wiseman. i'm a board member with young workers united. i've
Sep 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, september 4, 2012. madam clerk, would you please call the roll. clerk avalos, present. campos present. chiu present. chu present. cohen present. els bernard present. farrell present. kim absent. mar absent. olague present. wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> (reciting the pledge of allegiance. allegiance). >> president chiu: colleagues, we have board meeting minutes from july 10, july 17, and july 24 of this year. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor cohen. they're approved. do we have communications in. >> the clerk: yes. pursuant to charter 14.102 and california election, we are in receipt of a communication from john arts, director of the department of elections dated august 1, 2012. a petition of referendum against ordinance no. 10412, the eighth washington street project, the zoning map amendment has been certified by department of elections. due to the summer recess i have communicated this infor
Sep 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: resolution is adopted. item 19. >> clerk calvillo: item 19, resolution authorizing the public utilities commission to accept and expend the department of water resources administered grant in the amount of approximately $863,000 for a high efficient toilet installation program. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. >> the clerk: item 20, resolution establishing rent and term for a second extension and confirming a sublease extension with the unified school district for real property on mission street for general assistant services from the human services agency. >> president chiu: same house, same call this resolution is adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 21, resolution to consider the issuance of perform adges to the rocksie theater located at 2117, 16th street will serve the public convenience. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: i want to amend motion 21. we've recently had discussions b
Sep 20, 2012 9:30pm PDT
serve again, and that i will be happy to support it. and also to the comments supervisor campos made, i think especially because the laborers are to the puc, it's so important that we have labor being represented here, couldn't support them more fully. vince, you are a great representative of your union. you should be proud of what you do. thank you for your willingness to come back. i will make a motion to amend supervisor campos' motion to do this, we're going to make a motion to amend item no. 2, to -- for ms. cae, make the motion approving the the mayor's appointment, make a motion -- do them separately or together? >> chair kim: do them together, just a motion to amend -- >> supervisor farrell: amend 2, 3 and 4 to approve the mayor's selection of ms. caen, ms. vietor and mr. courtney. >> chair kim: we have a motion to approve and strike rejecting from 2, 3, and 4, and without opposition. supervisor campos has made a motion to move forward all three with recommendation. also, i had stated that i would entertain a motion to refer this item to the full board as a committee report s
Sep 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
cosponsoring that, and will go into further discussion. >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you. i know the items before us involve a master lease, and a cooperative agreement. but i do think it's important in the context of the siting whether or not to support those items to have a better sense of the safety issues that have been raised. i think -- i know that there's going to be a public hearing on this, which i think is a great idea. and i want to thank supervisor kim, supervisor avalos, for sponsoring that. what worries me about this is the fact that, as you said, you know, there is no guarantee that that in fact there is no contamination that could create a health hazard. i mean i think your presentation is a carefully drafted document that, you know, leaves open the very possibility that there could be health implications here. isn't that correct? >> that's correct, recognizing there's these additional investigations that cdph is still going to be conducting. i don't want to be me mature. and i believe in, you know, never say never. >> supervisor campos:
Sep 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. supervisor campos. sorry, supervisor ferl. >> thank you, chair chu and all the people that came out to speak. mr. harrington, one more question i wanted to address and i forget to talk about before. thanks again for your hard work and more respect for how much time you spent on this and the constraints you have been under. to me it is a bit of a blue elephant. green elephant maybe that we haven't talked about. that is with pg&e and their disclose sewer they will do similar green energy, 100% green energy program i believe next year. and, you know, i think they haven't come out with rates yet but at least what i have read, i would be interested in your opinion, that it will be cheaper than clean power sf program. as we talk about some of the issues, it is not going to be a liability on our books, no job losses. it will be opt in. from my perspective is a big deal. how do you think about that? from my perspective, why would we -- i appreciate you guys and a number of your staff have worked on it a long time and have done hard work and there is natural vested interest in something you spe
Sep 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
them to the full board. supervisor -- i'm sorry, supervisor campos. >> co-chair campos: thank you. i'm happy to make a motion to approve the mayor's reappointments of commissioner caen for seat no. 3, commissioner vietor for seat no. 1, and commissioner courtney for seat no. 5. i'm happy to make the motion. very proud to do that. i just wanted to make a couple of points. first of all i'm disappointed that ms. courtney couldn't bring out more people to speak on his behalf. but i guess this will do for today. you know, i think that the word here is continuity, and i really believe that the work that has been done by the public utilities commission has been exemplary. and i think it was supervisor wiener who said this to me at some point, which i think is really true, which is that the puc has demonstrated how government can work. and when you look at the massive projects that they have taken on, whether it's the water improvement system, or talking about billions of dollars, it's an agency that has, you know, perform better, that not only most government agencies but most private compani
Sep 22, 2012 10:00am PDT
that side. >> [applause.] >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you very much, mr. president. i'm a little bit as a loss, for finding the right words to just express my appreciation and respect for you, ed. i actually started working with ed when i was general counsel attorney for the school district. and whenever the school district had some issue that required some financial expertise, the person that we always turned to was ed harrington. and the fact is that that's the kind of precedence you've been in city government. you know, to make a sports analogy is sort of you're the michael jordan of san francisco city government. and i guess like michael jordan you're retiring at the top of your game. but i especially want to say, you know, that not only the knowledge, not only the expertise, but also the humanity and the way in which you interact with people, which i think -- that's always very respectful and recognizes the dignity of every human being. you know, my mom was a janitor, and i always, you know, say, you can tell a lot about a person by how they
Sep 22, 2012 9:30am PDT
motion to continue. i want to be consistent. i know supervisor campos had not been aware this motion would be made. i think it's important to move ahead with this. i'm pretty satisfied with where it's at currently. i'm not at a place where i would be necessarily supportive of many amendments. i think we're at a good place. i'm ready to move forward with it as it is presented to us today. and i believe that with the amendments that supervisors kim and others have introduced, as far as being sensitive to the needs of communities who are monolingual, or low income, i think have been addressed through those amendments. so i'm comfortable in moving forward with this today. >> president chiu: supervisor cohen 106r7b8g9s thank you very much. to supervisor chu and maybe possibly other supervisors that are thinking about supporting the continuance, could you share with me what tangible goals, one week is not very much time, what tangible goals will you want to solve, what questions are you looking to get answers to? >> i can speak to it. i am not suggesting that in a week's time we're going t
Sep 4, 2012 12:30pm PDT
: supervisor campos? supervisor campos: one of the other gentleman in the partnership behind a proposal indicated you do not have to be gay to have a license approved. i do not think anyone is saying the decision should be based on sexual orientation. there are many gay or straight individuals who could take over the license. the question is the sensibility they have to the larger community and issues that are relevant in the code. one of the things that is concerning for me is the fact we have had a number of people during public comment and even in correspondence, people that have made a serious allegation about the landlord in terms of his willingness to negotiate in good faith with the lgbt community. that is a very serious allegation. it is one that i think we have to make sure we are fair and do not jump to conclusions. i do think it is something we have to look at. if it is the case that by virtue of being gay potential owners or people who would run the establishment were denied the ability to compete in good faith, i think that is relevant for consideration. i am wondering if y
Sep 23, 2012 9:00pm PDT
way to do policy in making one off exemptions so supervisor campos and i are working closer together to come up with a broader reform so we don't have to do one offs and have a more vibrant mission while keeping the -- of the special use district. >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you. i want to thank supervisor kim and her office, who are working on this when it was district 6, before it became district 8. and, you know, sarah palin could see russia from alaska and i can see the roxie from district 9. so in some respects, you know, it's all part of the same neighborhood. so i'm supportive of this, and happy to be involved in any effort to ensure that we help the roxie. so thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. >> actually i want to say thank you to supervisor wiener and his staff because as supervisor wiener noted we are working on the issue around the special use district and trying to make sure that we come to a result that makes sense for all the folks involved. and look forward to good result on that front. thank you. >> president chiu: supervis
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
francisco and we're most accountable to those neighborhoods and communities. >> supervisor campos? >> thank you. i want to associate myself with the comments of supervisor kim, and i think with the presentation, she referenced checks and balances and that is the key in terms of how fast a i think we need to approach this. the reality for this agency to fill the mandate given to it, all of us need to be part of that work, part of that process, which is why that i think the exploration of split appointments make sense. i saw one of the residents in my district, former redevelopment agency commissioner miguel bustos, who does a great job on that agency. and i do think that the kind of approach that he brought to the job is the kind of thing we want to see from members of this body. i don't think that is precluded by a split-appointment process. so i do think that we need to have some time to think about what the right approach is? but i do have a question that i wanted to ask our city attorney. because i'm trying to understand how the legislation that is before us would work. and the
Sep 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. thank you for your willingness to come back. i will make a motion to amend supervisor campos' motion to do this, we're going to make a motion to amend item no. 2, to -- for ms. cae, make the motion approving the the mayor's appointment, make a motion -- do them separately or together? >> chair kim: do them together, just a motion to amend -- >> supervisor farrell: amend 2, 3 and 4 to approve the mayor's selection of ms. caen, ms. vietor and mr. courtney. >> chair kim: we have a motion to approve and strike rejecting from 2, 3, and 4, and without opposition. supervisor campos has made a motion to move forward all three with recommendation. also, i had stated that i would entertain a motion to refer this item to the full board as a committee report so it can be considered next tuesday, september 25. do we have a motion to move this forward as a committee report? i do want to thank our three commissioners who are currently serving, and will continue to serve, as we guide our new puc director, which i am personally very excited about, mr. harlan kelly. i think it makes sense to h
Sep 12, 2012 5:30am PDT
property and we anticipate doing that in the next couple of months. to supervisor campos' question we have a full presentation on the radiological issues so i'd like to turn it back over to amy brownel to address those. >> president chiu, supervisors, my name is amy brownel an environmental engineer with san francisco department of public health. i have 19 years of reviewing navy cleanup. as you're aware the navy has been conducting and is operating the facilities at the -- they're in charge of the facilities at treasure island, and they've been conducting cleanup at treasure island since the mid-1990's under protocols established by the comprehensive response compensation and reliability act. the oversight agency for this work monitoring what the navy is doing is the california department of toxic substances control. and with respect to radiological protection, the california department of public health oversees that aspect. there are two other regulatory agencies also involved in overseeing all the navy's work and they oversee various aspects of the cleanup. those are the regiona
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